Aquablation Procedure & Process
I'm Ali Kasraeian. I'm a urologist here in Jacksonville, Florida, and I'm proud to work with my father here at Kasraeian Urology. Aquablation is a very, very cutting edge and elegant way of managing BPH or an enlargement of prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia that's affecting urination. And not only is it great for prostates of any size, but it highlights and then it shines for people that have very large prostates, who would otherwise be considering a more invasive option.
The Aquablation is for any man who is affected by an enlarged prostate effecting their urination, especially if it is effecting to the point where they're not emptying their bladder. The Aquablation allows a very minimally invasive way of combining real time imaging with an ultrasound and real-time imaging with an endoscopic cystoscopic vision.
Most of our patients that we've done the Aquablation on go home the next day. We're very proud to be the highest volume single surgeon center in the United States at this time. And the majority of our patients that we've done Aquablation procedures on have gone home the next day.
We leave a catheter for a period of about a week. After that catheter comes out, we have not had any people fortunately need catheters replaced. And about 50% of our patients are catheter dependent going into this procedure and we're very proud to say that not a single one of those men have needed a catheter replaced at this time.